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Old 11-02-2016, 04:48 AM
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Looks fantastic. Way to keep going and turn lemons into lemonade. It will be a great car when completed.
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Old 11-03-2016, 06:16 PM
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Absolutely stunning, Bill.

Would you mind answering a question? Does the arrangement of the instruments replicate any particular 289 model/specific original? I ask because when I look at dashboards I notice that a lot of the originals have different gauge layouts, but I've not yet seen a layout like yours. If it is a personal development, kudos to you...I was just curious.

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Old 11-03-2016, 08:52 PM
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Thanks for the compliment. As for the layout no specific chassis was used to replicate. As you and others have remarked, no two cars seem to be the same. I found some cars with a Sun tach in place of the SW unit. I did add another oil temp gauge for the rear end. But the gauges themselves are the one originals used

The switch panel and the engine start switch are not per original cars.
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Old 11-27-2016, 12:31 PM
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After taking a few weeks off due to being burned out, I finally got back into the build. Got my foot boxes and trunkpan back fromJeff Miller Friday and today installed the footboxes.





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Verry nice !!
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Does FFR offer glass footbox now?
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Old 11-28-2016, 01:29 PM
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No. they were provided by Mr. Bruce when he modified the frame
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Old 11-29-2016, 03:26 PM
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Firewall refinished with 240 grit wet/dry sandpaper, original,Lucas electronics and wiring installed, and firewall installed in the car

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Love the old school firewall - great job!!!
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Period correct battery tray mounted in correct position to,front of passenger foot box

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Nice work Bill! Where did you get the lucas bits?
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Nice work Bill! Where did you get the lucas bits?
From various places - eBay, some place in England.
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Looks really nice! Not that it matters very much but on an original 289, the voltage regulator is screwed to the inner fender splash guard facing the drivers footbox. I'm not sure if that was how the comp cars were though.
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Steering column installed


Fresh air vent registers installed


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Firewall looks great Bill. I hope I can achieve a similar look.

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fantastic work as always.
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Old 12-03-2016, 04:25 PM
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Brake reservoir cans installed. Clutch master cylinder has an integral bowl like the originals

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Bill,

Tried to look at the pictures of the brakes, but could not tell for sure. Are you using Girling brakes, or just the reservoir cans? Really impressed.
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Just the reservoirs. I'm using 94 Mustang GT brakes
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